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Gender: M Meaning of Omar: "eloquent" Origin of Omar: Arabic Omar's Popularity in 2016: #223

The name Omar is a boy's name of Arabic origin meaning "eloquent". Omar is ranked #223 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vowel Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

Omar has a perfect mix of exoticism and familiarity, with the additional plus of a strong, open initial O. Commonly used among Muslim families, Omar was long associated with twelfth century Persian poet Omar Khayyam, though it sounds anything but ancient now.

More recent well known bearers have been World War II General Omar Bradley and actors Omar Sharif(born Michael) and Omar Epps.

Omar is also mentioned in the Old Testament book of Genesis. It was in the US Top 200 from 1976 through 2012, but landed just outside at Number 217 in 2015 and Number 223 in 2016.

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Famous People Named Omar

Omar Khayyam, polymath poet, physician, philosopher, mathematician
Omar Sharif (born Michel Dimitri Chalhoub), Egyptian actor
Omar Hashim Epps, American actor
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, American guitarist
Omar Brown, American football player
Omar Bolden, American football player
Omar Gaither, American football player
Omar Gonzalez, American soccer player
Omar Salgado, American soccer player
Omar Gooding, American actor/rapper
Omar Borkan Al Gala, Emirati poet, actor and photographer

Pop Culture References for the name Omar

Omar, character in TV show "The Wire"
Omar Strong, character in Jill Williamson's "The Safe Lands" trilogy

Umar, Ommar, Oomer, Odemar, Otmar, Odomar, Omaire, Omarr, Omer, Omri, Othmar, Omavi, Ottmar, Ommo, Ummo

Omar's International Variations

Omavi, Omari, Omarr (Swahili)